According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2012 is the year of the dragon — the only creature on the zodiac wheel that isn’t even real. What does that mean? Will 2012 be filled with music grounded in fantasy and imagination? Or will it breathe fire and destroy tiny villages? Man, I don’t know — but this week’s picks are hot. Bronson spits over Phil Collins, there’s just a demo of The xx and of course it’s really good, and there’s a great new band called Conveyer who knows how to write one hell of of a song. Best foot forward, dragons.
-Jeremy D. Larson